Prof. Francis Davis

Associate Professor

Dept: Mechanical Engineering
A 314 Ceasar Building, College of Engineering, KNUST

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My research area is design and manufacturing and my interests are: design of experiment and modeling; design, analysis, and manufacturing of engineeri...~more


Francis Davis is an Associate Professor in Design and Manufacturing at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, USA, and an MPhil in Mechanical Engineering, and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering, each from KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. Professor Davis is a Fulbright Scholar, ALCOA Scholar, and Kennedy Scholar, all of the USA. His research interests are: design of experiment and modeling; design, analysis, and manufacturing of engineering product; monitoring of machining operations using acoustic emission; maintenance and production engineering. Professor Davis is well-read with over thirty (30) referred journal and conference publications. Frequently taught subjects include engineering drawing, statics, machine design, machine tool design, manufacturing processes, design optimization, instrumentation, maintenance engineering and production engineering. He has coordinated several academic related programs including Student and Staff Exchange Program with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Online Programs with Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST; Professional Master’s in Engineering - Industrial Operations Program; and Top Up Program in Mechanical Engineering. Davis is an external examiner for several universities (local and international); a visiting scholar at the Arizona State University, Tempe, USA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, USA. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Madonna University, Elele, Nigeria and the Cape Coast Technical University, Cape Coast. He has also been involved in a number of technical activities and training at the local, national levels, and international levels in the area of mechanical engineering.  Davis is people-oriented person who believes in teamwork. He has the skills in possessing with a deeper commitment to both staff and students; seek to provide staff and students with opportunities for their personal development and growth, while remaining highly receptive to new ideas and creative thinking. He has served the University in various capacities including management of the University’s fleet of vehicles as Transport Engineer; Postgraduate Coordinator for the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Principal Investigator for the International Accelerated Degree Program (3+1+1) in collaboration with Arizona State University under the sponsorship of the MasterCard Foundation. My desire is to serve my University; Country; and the World; by positively influencing my generation with exemplary leadership and life-long learning attitudes.


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